Having an organized closet can improve the life of your clothing, and quality hangers can help keep your clothes in their best shape. Many closets have mismatched hangers that have been collected over the years: A wire hanger there, a thick plastic one here, and wooden one there. Having the same hangers keeps any closet that much more uniform, which appeals to many people, but having the best type of hanger for your needs can be important, too. So, what type of hanger does one choose? If you are to overhaul your closet, and your out-of-control hanger collection, which hanger is the best?
I’m sure our readers have many differing opinions on what the best hanger is, but I’ll highlight a few of my favorite options:
Ultra Slim Velvet Hangers: These thin hangers claim to save up to 50% of your closet space.
Vertical Hangers: If you want to keep your hangers, you can go this route and store five garments in the space for one.
Classic Plastic: My closet is currently filled with these fat things. They don’t stretch out my clothing, but I’m not too thrilled about them because they don’t always hold very heavy clothing such as winter coats.
Wooden: These are probably more useful for a coat closet or suit storage.
When it comes to those wire hangers, round them up and drop them off at your dry cleaner’s the next time you’re running errands. Dry cleaners almost always accept used wire hangers. However, you may want to keep one in case you need to unfold it to fish the Lego out of the furnace vent.
This post has been updated since its original publication in 2008.